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Frank King knew he wanted to be a stand-up comedian since he was four years old. After being sidetracked by years of doing what other people wanted him to do with his life, he finally decided to live the life he knew that he was meant to live.

CDC reports elevated suicide rates among veterinarians

A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that suicide rates for U.S. veterinarians are much higher than those of the general population. The study examined 36 years of death records covering 11,620 veterinarians to conclude that female veterinarians were 3.5 times and male veterinarians 2.1 times as likely to die from suicide.

CDC: The jobs with the highest rates of suicide in the U.S.

Why it matters: The CDC found that the suicide rate for people ages 16–64 years old rose 34% between 2000 and 2016, from 12.9 to 17.3 suicides per 100,000 workers. The federal agency also reported that suicide rates varied widely across occupational groups and that people involved in certain types of work, such as construction and extraction or production jobs, may be at a higher risk of suicide than other workers.

Pharmacist Suicide Risk: What We Know and Don’t Know

Anecdotally, I hear pharmacists saying, “burnout runs rampant through the pharmacy industry,” just as it does through other healthcare professions. Because pharmacists face issues like unrealistic metric goals from management, odd shifts, increased workload, decreased support staff, unachievable expectations from the public (i.e., never make a mistake), our industry is ripe for mental health trouble.
Coupled with the high-stress environment and the fact that pharmacists often work in isolation, it should come as no surprise that pharmacists are more likely to struggle with mental health issues and burnout, and face a greater suicide risk than many other occupations, as this article aims to prove.

Farmers: Times are tough, but you are not alone!

Farmers: Times are tough, but you are not alone!

Right now, there is a lot of tension and uncertainty in the agricultural community, leading to a sharp rise in farmer suicides. Whether it's low prices, floods, attacks from activist groups, or the inability to plant due to excess rain, every facet of the industry is...

Frank King knew he wanted to be a stand-up comedian since he was four years old. After being sidetracked by years of doing what other people wanted him to do with his life, he finally decided to live the life he knew that he was meant to live.

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CDC reports elevated suicide rates among veterinarians

A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that suicide rates for U.S. veterinarians are much higher than those of the general population. The study examined 36 years of death records covering 11,620 veterinarians to conclude that female veterinarians were 3.5 times and male veterinarians 2.1 times as likely to die from suicide.

read more

CDC: The jobs with the highest rates of suicide in the U.S.

Why it matters: The CDC found that the suicide rate for people ages 16–64 years old rose 34% between 2000 and 2016, from 12.9 to 17.3 suicides per 100,000 workers. The federal agency also reported that suicide rates varied widely across occupational groups and that people involved in certain types of work, such as construction and extraction or production jobs, may be at a higher risk of suicide than other workers.

read more
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